Lake Hamilton boots boy in heels from school dance

PEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Lake Hamilton school officials say they were attempting to shield a boy from harassment and bullying when they refused to let him attend a junior high dance wearing a dress and high heels.

Superintendent Steve Anderson released a statement Monday saying administrators didn't believe the boy was dressed appropriately. According to The Sentinel-Record newspaper of Hot Springs ( ), Anderson said the district would review its policies. He said the district did not know the boy would arrive in a dress and that administrators made a "spur of the moment" decision to block him.

An Ohio organization started an online petition asking that action be taken against two administrators who worked the dance. The petition says the boy was told he could either leave or be removed from the dance.

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